Project Background: An assigned project started during Winter term of 2010 at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. The J205/206 ‘Gateway to Media’ was a class dedicated to a term-long research project that investigated a public policy issue. The public policy topic I decided upon was unequivocally mine to choose from its inception. Through guidance of my professors it was created and produced from the ground-up.
I chose to research something that interested me personally and professionally. The research throughout this project reflects my need to cut through the rhetoric, give a pragmatic and fair view to a very convoluted public policy issue. Sifting through hundreds of sources, interviewing some of the biggest players in the debate and formulating a multimedia piece was no easy task but completely necessary to answer the question: Should the US Government mandate a college football playoff to determine a true champion?